Is there any way my users can delete their entire submission using the edit link?

  • Profile Image
    MtCoolumVets
    Asked on January 31, 2016 at 12:41 PM
    Is there any way my users can delete their submissions - ie use the link to go back to the form, and click on some sort of DELETE function which would totally remove the original submission.
  • Profile Image
    Welvin
    Answered on January 31, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    You can enable the Clear button in the form. That should automatically reset the entire fields when clicked.

  • Profile Image
    MtCoolumVets
    Answered on February 01, 2016 at 01:47 AM

    Not quite what I am looking for. The clear form button clears the inputs on the form. It doesn't clear the underlying submission. To do that, I have to click Clear Form, then Submit Nomination. This leaves a virtually empty submission (with a few entries like the selected radio button answers).

     

    I'd like to be able to do this in one hit if possible - eg user clicks a button which totally erases teh submission.

     

    Dain

  • Profile Image
    jonathan
    Answered on February 01, 2016 at 04:21 AM

    Hi Dain,

    Unfortunately this not allowed in the Edit Link of the submission data. 

    The submission data must be secured, so deletion of data aside by the owner is not allowed.

    An alternative I can suggest you can do is to put a switch/flag option in the user's submission.

    Example, add a single Radio option with confirmation that the data should be deleted..

    i.e:

    Delete Submission = Yes

    When the end-user is in Edit mode (via Edit link) they can tick the option and submit.

    You will have then submission data wherein you can see which user's submissions had been flagged for deletion.

    Once you have these data, its easier to dedupe or clean the data. I.E. you can download the data as spreadsheet and you can easily use auto-filter to remove all data that have 'delete' flag.

    Hope this help. Let us know if there is more we can help you with.